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Conservatives on high court cast doubt on voting law

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd L) attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether to strike down a key provision of a federal law designed to protect minority voters. During the one-hour oral argument, the nine justices will hear the claim made by officials from Shelby County, Alabama, that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd L) attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether to strike down a key provision of...more

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd L) attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether to strike down a key provision of a federal law designed to protect minority voters. During the one-hour oral argument, the nine justices will hear the claim made by officials from Shelby County, Alabama, that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. speak during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. speak during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. speak during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and the Rev. Al Sharpton confer during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and the Rev. Al Sharpton confer during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and the Rev. Al Sharpton confer during a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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